If you’re keen on superfruits, here’s something you should definitely give a go. Native to India, the Amalaki tree produces Indian gooseberry, or Amla, which literally translates as ‘sour’.
This fruit has long been treasured for its healing antioxidant properties— it’s even been claimed that Amlas contain up to twenty times more vitamin C than a good old orange. It’s no surprise then that Amla is a principal component of Ayurvedic medicine, often consumed in powder form to promote healthy metabolism, smooth digestion and all round good health.
Try cutting thin slices of amla, adding lemon juice and salt, then drying them out for a few days and boom, you have yourself a superfood snack.
- You might also know Amla as Aamla or Nellikai
- Amla is the main ingredient in Chyavanprash, a nutritive jam that boosts the immune system
- Add a pinch of salt to add sweet contrast to the sour taste of whole raw amlas